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Australia flies high, but is it credible?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: December 1, 2008

Australian universities might fly high in the eyes of US citizens, but a move by the influential US News & World Report to adopt the THE/QS global rankings could ultimately draw attention to the questionable methodologies used to rank them. Professor Simon Marginson, professor of higher education at the University of ...

Sector spruces up image in marketing makeover

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: July 4, 2011

Austrade has rolled out Future Unlimited as the next best hope for marketing education to international students. The university sector has a shiny new brand name - Future Unlimited - as Austrade tries to recapture the waning attention of international students. The new slogan, complete with logo, capitalises on the main motive ...

Bradley acting chief commissioner of TEQSA from today

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: August 1, 2011

TEQSA’s regulatory approach was developed after extensive and sometimes fraught consultation with the states and territories and the higher education sector. Professor Denise Bradley AC will act as chief commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) which starts from today. She has been interim chair since TEQSA was ...

Alan Kohler moves into academia

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: February 3, 2014

Alan Kohler, one of Australia’s most experienced financial journalists, will take on a new role as adjunct professor in Victoria University’s College of Business. Kohler has had a long interest in family businesses and central to his role at VU will be promoting the value of financial education.  He will also ...

VET special reports

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: March 19, 2012

This week we feature a number of news stories and comment pieces that cover the main issues in the vocational educational training sector. Those issues include the ongoing debate about the value of the public versus the private sector. They also include the concern about the demand-driven system in Victoria and ...

Training times falling, attrition rates stay at 50 per cent

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: August 3, 2009

Apprentices and trainees in the trades are taken significantly less time to complete their training than a decade ago. But attrition rates are still running at nearly 50 per cent and haven’t budged despite massive federal government investments. So it’s a combination of good and bad news for the COAG apprenticeships ...

Unis making progress on 10-point plan

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: August 10, 2009

Universities have implemented two of the ten points in Universities Australia’s action plan for student safety, and are making progress on the other eight, the peak body says. A progress report on UA’s website says all universities have now initiated proactive approaches to ensure student safety and collaborate with local law ...

Ballarat initiative on women’s research

Relevance: 74%      Posted on: February 27, 2012

A research network to overcome negative trends affecting women researchers has been launched. The women’s research network was launched at the University of Ballarat in regional Victoria last week, with one of Australia’s leading researchers on gender in higher education the keynote speaker. Dr Kate White, internationally renowned for her work on ...

Fallout begins for UQ

Relevance: 73%      Posted on: November 14, 2011

The full ramifications of the inappropriate action at the University of Queensland that has led to vice-chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield’s resignation are yet to emerge. In light of the scandal, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has sought reassurance from the university about the integrity of its admissions ...

Over to you

Relevance: 73%      Posted on: August 22, 2011

For some, reflecting on issues then and now, there was a strong sense of déjà vu – funding problems, research pressures, student/teacher ratios, unsettled governance and uncertainty about the future. Yet, like revisiting the town in which you grew up, that sense of familiarity was knocked about by the realisation that ...